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Re: Photo TR : Port Aventura

Postby chadster » Thu Sep 29, 2011 7:41 pm

So Stampede is more like a stroll? Awesome looking park, adding to my to-do list! Thanks for sharing!

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Photo TR : Port Aventura part II

Postby Groteslurf » Fri Sep 30, 2011 10:30 am

Yeah Chad, after the splitting up, especially the blue train almost feels like going 10mph max.

Part II
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Once my favorite B&M. It's still good, but I rode better ones in the meantime
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Time for another rant
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The park is selling express passes everywhere in the park, without any limit it seems ....
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Because the express line for almost every attraction (here the log flume row) was way too long.
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Some more Sesame pics
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Small hotel break
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Mansion lobby
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At 6 pm, tapa's, soda and cava are served for free for the Mansion hotel guests
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I used to love this shop ....
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Now it's just an ordinary candyshop
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Aaaah, this shop is still there
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I love themeparkshops like this
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But she was too tall to ride with me, so we each had our own horse :-)
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She had a lot of pounding to do
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I hope they won't ever transform those lovely shops into candy shops
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I was thinking of buying one for a good friend of mine, who's really into budhism
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Express line row :-(
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Blue train was out of order again, or maybe it halted somewhere on track ....
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Why do I still have a donkey title ?
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Yes, it's tilting
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They got the blue train working again
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Templo del Fuego
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Hotel map
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Some kind of hidden Mickey ?
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I don't remember that thing being there ???
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Best mine train in the world .....
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New park map
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Construction works
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Re: Photo TR : Port Aventura part 1 & 2

Postby xmichellex » Fri Sep 30, 2011 11:47 am

Thanks for all these great pics! Port Aventura looks like such a nice park. I have wanted to ride Dragon Khan ever since I saw pics of it in my "White Knuckle Ride" coaster book years ago... It still is such an awesome coaster to look at.

I love the on-ride pictures! That drop tower looks insane =)
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Re: Photo TR : Port Aventura part 1 & 2

Postby chadster » Fri Sep 30, 2011 11:56 am

^ I agree, that onride tower photo is full of win! Too bad American parks don't have that, they'd make a fortune!

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Photo TR : Linkerwoofer & Laundry Day

Postby Groteslurf » Sat Oct 01, 2011 11:37 am

Okay, quickly moving on to the next update.
This will be a music update before my Italian theme parks TR's.
Between Spain and Italy, I had to work 3 weeks and during the day after Spain and the day before Italy, I went to 2 music festivals.
The first one was Linkerwoofer in Antwerp. A free festival and despite the really bad weather it was quite crowded. My daughters and I went to see only 1 band : De Jeugd van Tegenwoordig. My favorite local band. Well, in fact they are dutch, but we speak the same language , so ...

The day before going to Italy, I went to Laundry Day, Antwerp with a friend. It's a dance festival, originally started as a street party in my favorite shopping street in Antwerp back in 1988, Laundry Day grew to what it is today : 60000 people, 150 dh's, 15 stages. My friend already went a few times to Laundry Day, for me it was my first time since it grew so big as it is today. I had a really awesome day. The music and company were sooooo great. I decided already to go the next edition too and to another dance festival next summer.

Before moving on the pics, some youtube impressions I shot during the 2 days.

De Jeugd van Tegenwoordig

Laundry Day

Linkerwoofer : the weather really sucked
It's at the left bank of the river Scheldt
I'm a bit claustrophopic so I could have never ever done what my daughter is about to do here
De Jeugd van Tegenwoord :-)
The rain stopped magically during the concert
They were really awesome.
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Time for Laundry Day :-)
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It was a really hot day
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Circus Brussel, the stage of my favorite radio channel Studio Brussel.
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Bling Bling stage, not really my favorite music, but my friend liked it, so I liked it ;-)
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15 stages in total
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Dubstep stage
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My friend and I :-)
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Dr Lektroluv
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Main stage
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I luv Dr Elektroluv
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Schedule of the day
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Mmmmmhhhh, Baccardi :-)
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Our local hero : REGI !!!!!
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Laundry day ....
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At midnight, right after the fireworks, the music died, and it started to rain big time. We were TOTALLY soaked when we got to our car, but we didn't mind ... it was such an awesome day :-) :-) :-) :-)

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Photo TR : Rainbow Magicland

Postby Groteslurf » Mon Oct 03, 2011 1:36 pm

After 3 years of autumn trips to Germany, this year we did a 6 days Italy Trip for in total 8 different parks, 1 sea life center and 1 waterpark.

The first Sunday of September, we arrived in Rome.
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Waiting for our flight at Brussels airport
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A few hours later we were already exploring Rome
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Somewhere over there is the vatican and some very old buildings .... that's enough culture for this trip.
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Time to eat :-)
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And yeah .... drink
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We spent our Rome evening in the Trastevere district
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Because we had some 5-adults-fitting-in-an-average-car problems last year, we rented this van in Italy
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Park 1 : Rainbow Magicland
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Opening ceremony
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First coaster of the trip
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Still testing
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Hans was interested in other stuff
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At 10 am sharp the park opened
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It looks awesome
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It's a great ride, but no top 10 material
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Next ride
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The flying island
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Ancient sexual lessons I assume
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Some areal pics
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Shopping outlet
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Parking lot with covered parking spaces.
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Be on time if you want to avoid the line
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Parks showing the way to the nearest bar must be good ;-)
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The theming at the park is totally awesome
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Fooking Elfies darkride
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Blur Elfie
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Approved by EB & Hans
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They didn't bother to approve it
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The rest of Rainbow Magicland coming up soon in part II

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Photo TR : Rainbow Magicland part II

Postby Groteslurf » Tue Oct 04, 2011 12:32 pm

Part II of Rainbow Magicland
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Wacky worm time
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Kiddie raftride
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Such a weird element
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Hello !!
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The theming in the park is overwhelming
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Huntik, by far the best ride in the park. Similar to Spiderman, Indy, Dinosaur, Darkastle, .., but it includes shooting.
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Waiting area
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Random restaurant theming
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Souvenir shop
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More Huntik
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Even the drop ride was themed
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Mike got soaked on one of the waterrides and didn't ride the drop tower with us but in stead tried to dry up in the sun. It worked perfectly, except ....
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here :-)
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Planetarium 4D movie
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Bye bye
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We still had a long drive ahead to Toscany and shortly after we arrived at the hotel, I noticed my friend ...
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We had an excellent dinner at the hotel
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"Document your food", Hans told me
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I do remember I had a whole bottle of excellent wine all to myself
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Goodnight Toscany

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Photo TR : Cavallino Matto

Postby Groteslurf » Wed Oct 05, 2011 2:07 pm

The reason why we drove to Tuscany, was a small themepark called Cavallino Matto. If the park wouldn't have had 4 rollercoasters, we would probably never have gone to this park. But I'm very glad we did because I loved this cute little park.
The hotel we stayed in was just great in daylight. I had a room in one of the separate buildings near the swimming pool
That's the name of the hotel
Main building of the hotel
The views were stunning
Time for our morning park that day : Cavallino Matto
Entrance plaza
Mike catching up some sleep before the park opened.
The huge park entrance
Guess what this is !
Great kiddie rides
Let's ride
Next credit
Big Cheese
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Hans didn't really fit in the train
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Airtime hill
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Hans had problems to get out of the train too.
Spaceshot tower
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This was such a great ride. Amazing before it reach over the top of the trees
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The train building you saw before, is just the train station
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Splash battle
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Giant Octopussy
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Biggest coaster of the park
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Park train
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Area NO picnic
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Mini canoe
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Go EB !!
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Last credit
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Horse ride
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Another great ride you don't see very often
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Safari Adventure
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Random drinks advertisement
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CF, don't those colors look great ?
Next Up Fiabilandia. In between we were crossing Italy from west to east.

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Re: Photo TR : Cavallino Matto

Postby The Flux Capacitor! » Wed Oct 05, 2011 5:49 pm

Wow...I have been lurking on these forums for about a year (Hi, my name is Ku, and I'm a chick from the UK. I'm 23) but omg I didn't know anyone else in the world had been to Cavallino Matto - I went there with my folks a few years ago. I even bought a t-shirt. All the credits were RUBBISH.

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Re: Photo TR : Cavallino Matto

Postby vuurvogel » Thu Oct 06, 2011 12:36 am

Woohoo, great pictures B. I always like seeing me on a roller coaster.

^ I thought the coasters were nice. It is all L&T so kind of rare. The two kiddies are not that special but I found the Mouse to be quite smooth and a funny lay out and project one was a good coaster. Not very save, but good.


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